Do IVF Pregnancies Attract or Merit Special Attention?

When pregnancy requires medical intervention via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive assistance, do those pregnancies attract special attention? ... read more »

Will IVF Affect the Baby?

Although in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is associated with a higher risk of preterm birth, researchers report no neuropsychological side effects from early birth at three years of age. ... read more »

Multiple Births May Cost More Than Single Births

Giving birth to multiple babies may cost parents more than single baby births do, according to a new study. Multiple births are a great concern in the United States and abroad because they pose significantly higher health risks to both mothers and infants. ... read more »

Borderline Ovarian Tumors And IVF

According to a study published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology, women who undergo in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) treatments may be at increased risk of borderline ovarian tumors. ... read more »

"Precious Baby" Phenomenon May Affect Clinician Decisions

Doctors may treat women who became pregnant through IVF treatment better than they treat women with spontaneous pregnancies. A new international study shows that a clinician may give different advice to the mother of a 'precious baby.' ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Red Raspberry Leaf Extract (Part 52)

When I decided to go the natural/semi-natural way of getting pregnant one more time before going "all the way" with IVF, one of the things I wanted to try was a product I found. ... read more »

ART Could Lead to More Baby Boys

Research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, suggests certain forms of assisted reproductive technology could lead to a male / female imbalance. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Uterine Polyp Surgery

Between scheduling the surgery and getting it, I asked no less than four (and possibly more) other people whether I would have the option to choose a different kind of anesthesia, and they all said yes. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Intrauterine Insemination

After diagnosing us with unexplained infertility, our reproductive medicine doctor went over our options with us. The first two things she recommended were intrauterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Compassionate Care

The medicines for IVF are many and expensive. However, there are assistance programs to help you get some of them. One of the better-known programs is called Compassionate Care. It offers 25, 50, 75, and 100 percent discounts on Gonal-F and Cetrotide ... read more »

Development of Children Born After IVF

There is substantial evidence that children born after IVF are at increased risk for adverse perinatal outcome, congenital malformations, and rare epigenetic defects. ... read more »

A Better Night’s Rest Could Improve Pregnancy Rates After IVF

Women who take melatonin may see an increased chance of pregnancy after IVF treatments. ... read more »

Complete Guide to Egg Donation

Not every woman is born with the ability to mature and release eggs. Some women are born without eggs at all while others suffer from diseases like Turner Syndrome and Gonadal Dysgenesis, which cause an absence of eggs. When no eggs are present, women may turn to egg donors to start a family. ... read more »

Infertility and Fertility Issues - Clomid Pregnancy

babyMed provides fertility and infertility information and tips to couples trying to get pregnant. We also provide fertility tools to improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Factors Affecting Low Birthweight After ART

Factors affecting low birthweight after assisted reproduction technology: the difference between transfer of fresh and cryopreserved embryos suggests an adverse effect of oocyte collection ... read more »

Multiple Births - Risks to the Mother

Multiple pregnancy and birth carry significant risks to the children and they also carry considerable risks for mothers. ... read more »

Progesterone - Low levels

I am concerned about my low progesterone levels ... read more »

Infertility Guide

All your questions about infertility and how to get tested for fertility answered. ... read more »

Present Concept of Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained infertility is the failure to conceive of a couple in whom no definitive cause for infertility can be found and it has an incidence of 10-20% in all infertile couples. ... read more »

Infertility is When You Have Problems Getting Pregnant

A couple is considered to be infertile if they have not conceived after 12 consecutive months of unprotected intercourse (6 months if the woman is over 35 years old) or earlier if there are known issues. If pregnancy does not happen as expected, or there are are infertility issues, both  male and female partners need to get tested for fertility. ... read more »

Fertility Preservation for Childhood Cancer Survivors

About 1 in every 500 children is diagnosed with cancer. Roughly 75% of these children beat the disease, but aggressive treatment protocols leave many of these children infertile. ... read more »

Aspirin Won't Improve Pregnancy Chances in IVF

There is no evidence to guide use of aspirin for women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. Aspirin is often prescribed for women undergoing in vitro fertilisation to help improve their chances of achieving a successful pregnancy. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Emotional Baggage

With the holidays coming up, I knew there was going to likely be some kind of get-together with my step-sons. This was a real problem for me because I was still very resentful of their lack of support or compassion during my IVF fundraiser.  ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Moving Forward

I've found it's always best to trust one's intuition. It rarely leads you astray. I've had strong feelings before about whether or not I should do something, and they've always proven to be correct. Intuition is a powerful thing. Everyone has it.  ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: The Medication Dance

Two days after I faxed in my Compassionate Care forms, I got a call from the fertility clinic saying I'd been approved for a 75 percent discount on Gonal-F and Cetrotide. It wasn't the 100 percent discount I was hoping for, but it was the next best thing. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Alternatives

It seemed like I was on the road to IVF, and I was eager to do it. However, the sudden declaration that I would have to pay thousands of dollars in medications that weren't covered by the package price I paid was putting me under a lot of pressure. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Birth Control

After getting the blood drawn, we went back to the car, and thank God I remembered I was supposed to get a prescription for birth control pills while I was there. ... read more »

ICSI Fertility Treatments and Birth Defects

Struggling with infertility when you desperately want a child can be devastating. It’s even been known to tear families apart. Many couples choose to explore alternative fertility options when they’re unable to conceive a child. ... read more »

New Way to Detect Genetic Defects in Egg Cells

Infertility can devastate some couples, but advancements in IFV have been able to give many families the children they’ve always wanted. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: My IVF Fundraiser (Part 11)

My IVF fundraiser was going pretty well. I was promoting it once a week on Facebook and I had several friends who were promoting it on their own Facebook pages, too. One of my friends even acted as my personal cheerleader. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Funding IVF (Part 9)

Deciding to go the IVF route was undoubtedly the best way to go at this point. Paying for it was a whole other thing. Unfortunately, it isn't covered by most insurance policies and I haven't found a doctor or clinic yet who will do in with an in-house payment plan. ... read more »

How to Transport Semen for IVF

Any couple that wants to do in-vitro fertilization may be required to transport semen to a fertility clinic for in-vitro fertilization, semen analysis, or intrauterine insemination. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Getting Ready for Pregnancy (Part 16)

Knowing my IVF treatments were going to start soon, I decided it was a good idea to get my body into the best shape possible for being pregnant and sustaining a pregnancy. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Uterine Polyp Removal (Part 24)

I am very phobic about general anesthesia and the thought of it was already making me physically shake and feel like I was going to cry. I asked to speak to the anesthesiologist again, and he came back to talk to me. ... read more »

What Happens When I Want Another Baby - Infertility Revisited

When a couple fights the battle of infertility they are lost in the moment, the fight, the struggle and – hopefully – the success. ... read more »

Progesterone Supplements

When should I take progesterone supplements? ... read more »

Tubal Reversal Surgery

What is Tubal Reversal Surgery? ... read more »

Tubal Reversal Surgery Preparation

If you want to get pregnant after a tubal ligation, you can have either a tubal reanastomosis or tubal reversal surgery or get pregnant with IVF in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant After a Tubal Ligation

Getting pregnant after a tubal ligation is possible but requires additional surgery or procedures such as IVF. A tubal ligation is a procedure that cuts and interrupts the fallopian tubes. ... read more »

How to Find Out if You Are a High Risk Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Finding out if you have a high risk pregnancy is important. Having a high risk pregnancy means you have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy. ... read more »

Air pollution is associated with decreased pregnancy rates

In this study, the researchers show that air pollution is associated with decreased pregnancy rates in IVF procedures. ... read more »

Anti-Sperm Antibodies

Anti-sperm antibodies are protein molecules made by the woman's or man's body that are attracted to a specific site on the sperm and interfere with the sperms’s activity. ... read more »

Should a Woman 50 Years and Older Get Pregnant?

Should a woman 50 years and older get pregnant and have a baby? CNN recently reported on women at 50 years of age and older who had a baby. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant after Vasectomy

If you have had a vasectomy and decide that you want to have more children, here is some information for you and your partner. One option is vasectomy reversal. ... read more »

Ovulation: When Does it Happen After An hCG Injection?

Knowing when ovulation occurs after hCG injections, allows couples and doctors decide when to do IUI, intrauterine insemination and when to make love. ... read more »

Parasitic Twin and Vanishing Twin Syndrome

A parasitic twin and a vanishing twin are similar and they are close to conjoined twins. In a parasitic twin the individual may be merged with another. ... read more »

Freezing Embryos Improve IVF Success

More and more doctors and couples are choosing to freeze all embryos because of the positive impact cryotherapy has on reducing risks associated with stimulating the ovarian cycle during IVF treatment. ... read more »

Are You Eating the Wrong Fats for Fertility?

Saturated fats have been shown to reduce the number of mature eggs (oocytes) for harvesting before IVF treatment. ... read more »

PCOS Does Not Have to Equal Infertility

If you are a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome, you’ve probably wondered whether or not infertility is something you will face. 10%-15% of women are diagnosed with PCOS, and it can cause infertility by affecting hormones during ovulation. ... read more »

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